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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Francois Balmer, Jean Yanne, Christophe Malavoy

year: 1991

colour: no

certificate: PG

director: Claude Chabrol

runtime: 136

In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner (Rodolphe Boulanger) and a law student (Leon Dupuis), and runs up ruinous debts. This film version closely follows Flaubert's novel and includes most of the famous scenes, such as the wedding, the ball, the agricultural fair, the operation on the clubfoot, and the opera in Rouen.


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